How satellites can revolutionise internet connectivity in Nigeria

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On 28 July 2023, a groundbreaking achievement took place as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and deployed the world’s largest and heaviest communications satellite into geostationary orbit, some 36,000 km above Earth’s surface.1 This milestone marks a major leap in the quest to provide satellite internet connectivity that will cover nearly 80 per cent of the population across North and South America. Owned by EchoStar’s subsidiary Hughes Network Systems, the Jupiter 3 payload promises to bring much-needed internet access to remote and underserved regions in the Americas, as well as providing in-flight Wi-Fi service on board planes travelling across North and South America.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


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